We have 7 Practical Outdoor Summer Projects for Your Home which are very doable for this year.
We always enjoy an outdoor project or 2, maybe even 3 during the summer months. Do you? This list of 7 Practical Outdoor Summer Projects for you Home includes; making a birdfeeder, repurpose something, plant some flowers from seed, make a fairy garden, install a rain barrel, make an outdoor solar light and build a cornhole board. We’ve even included a free printable of cornhole rules and suggestions for each idea to help you get started.
Let’s get right into the projects and ideas.
1. Make a Birdfeeder
This Patriotic Repurposed Can Birdfeeder is an easy repurpose project to involve the kiddos this summer! Easy to make with years of pleasure for the birds and a teachable moment for the kiddos. Find lots of bird feeder and birdhouse ideas on this Pinterest board or this Hometalk board.
2. Repurpose something
I may get a little carried away when it comes to Repurposing. I just love doing it. I have a growing page dedicated to repurposing on the blog.
- Five Common Household Items Repurposed
- Check out how we made our DIY Tea Cup Sconce Planter after a trip to the Habitat for Humanity Restore.
- We are still enjoying our DIY solar Chandelier. I hope this project inspires you to make your own.
3. Plant some flowers from seed
It’s not too late to plant some seeds in the ground. While shopping for plants is always fun, growing from seed has it’s own reward!
4. Make a Fairy Garden
Fairy Gardens can be a fun summer project also. It’s the accessories which will make yours unique. Some of my favorite Fairy Garden accessories include; the fairy house, stepping stones, the flowers, the fairy and doors. Can you see the penny roof on the fairy house below? How adorable is that! Thanks Burgh Baby for the inspiration.
Interested? Need ideas now? Check out my Fairy Garden Ideas board on Pinterest.
5. Install a Rain Barrel
Do you live in a area with water restrictions during the summer months? Installing a rain barrel is easier than you may think. A rain barrel doesn’t have to be expensive. You also do not need to have a downspout, a rain chain will guide the rain water from the roof to the barrel also. Check out this post Rain Barrels DIY or Buy.
6. Make an outdoor solar light
I’m in love with outdoor solar lighting. You can repurpose those solar path lights in many different ways. They are fairly easy projects, mostly involving glue.
My husband and I made this Solar Porch Chandelier using solar path lights and a thrift store chandelier. We enjoy the soft glow on our front porch while listening to the crickets sing on cool summer nights.
Solar Lighted Address Post
Do you need to display your address better? My friend, Amanda over at Busy Mama 911 wrote this informative post about the importance of having a reflective address sign to assist emergency first responders. We sure do want them to find us, if we need them! Living rural means house numbers are not visible from the road since our home sits back on our property a bit. My husband made this simple address sign for our home. This is a very easy and inexpensive project.
Easy project instructions
- 4×4 wood post cut to your desired size
- 2 sets of reflective numbers (one for each side)
- paint (optional)
- Gorilla glue
- 4″ solar cap light
Cut a 4×4 post to your needed size. Paint it or leave it unpainted, that’s up to you. The house numbers come in packages with the nails included. Attach the numbers on two sides. Glue the solar light to the top. Install into the ground and enjoy.
7. Build a DIY Cornhole Board and have some fun!
Here is a free printable for the Rules & Regulations of American Cornhole. If you take your Cornhole extremely serious go Here to the American Cornhole Organization site for more detailed rules.
Let’s recap all 7:
- Build a birdfeeder
- Repurpose something
- Plant some flowers from seed
- Make a fairy garden
- Install a rain barrel
- Make an outdoor solar light
- Build a DIY Cornhole board and have some fun!
Will you be taking on any of these projects this summer at your house? I hope we are doing #7! I’m already working on #4.
Thanks for the shout out!
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